A lot or a little?
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What parents need to know
What's it about?
FOX & SHEEP MOVIE STUDIO - CREATE YOUR OWN STORY leads kids through story creation by asking them to choose characters, scenes, and music. These elements are added to a set, where kids can move characters around to set the stage. When they press the record button, the app will play music and kids can have the characters "act" out a scene. Using the device microphone, they'll add dialogue and sound effects. There are also special effects: one, a paintbrush, allows kids to add a title or custom drawings. The app includes a base set of characters, scenes, and effects. Additional objects can be purchased for $0.99 for each "pack," or $1.99 for a set of three. Kids can save their work to a special in-app gallery or share out via the device's share options.
Is it any good?
Young aspiring filmmakers will enjoy getting their feet wet as they record "movies" without much help from parents. Fox & Sheep Movie Studio - Create Your Own Story doesn't have a lot of features, but that makes it ideal for younger kids who like to tell stories but aren't ready to worry about editing and scene changes. Kids who are familiar with other Fox & Sheep titles will enjoy being able to incorporate them into their movies. Though it's a great creative choice for little ones, older kids will soon be looking for more features for their films.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about making new creations offscreen and with Fox & Sheep Movie Studio - Create Your Own Story. What kinds of stories do you want to tell?
Talk about in-app purchases and how or if kids can request purchases from an adult. What are the family rules?
Create your own stories and plays around the house with dolls or other toys to practice/model storytelling. Can you do different voices for each character?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Subjects: Language & Reading: speaking, storytelling
- Skills: Communication: speaking
- Price: $1.99
- Pricing structure: Paid (additional content packs can be added for $0.99 each or $1.99 for a bundle)
- Release date: July 6, 2017
- Category: Education
- Topics: Cars and Trucks, Adventures, Horses and Farm Animals, Wild Animals
- Size: 205.00 MB
- Publisher: Fox & Sheep
- Version: 1.2
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later
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